BOGOTA

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BOGOTA, COLOMBIA

Holiday Houseboys

To fully appreciate Bogota you need to book a Holiday Houseboy, your local gay friendly tour guide. He will be able to show you around Bogota like a local. Whether you want to see the tourist sites, places off the beaten track or discover new experiences, the Holiday Houseboy is there to help you. He looks after your safety and welfare at all times.

Juan

Juan describes himself as a Colombian who is in love with all things Colombian. Be it cultural, personal or its food. He studied urbanism and political science, so is well able to hold a deep conversation if that is your wish! Regarding tourism, he has been in this sector for 3 years. He says it is a great way to meet new friends, and to interchange cultural experiences. Being proud of his country, he won’t hesitate to tell you about the places to visit and their historical context. He loves hiking, nature and travelling. Combining everything together, you have a great fun guide to show you around. Take advantage of his experience and knowledge, and make your trip extra special by booking Juan’s guide services.

Juan is 33 years old, does not smoke and speaks English, Spanish and French.

Total cost for the guide services of Juan for one day (8 hours) = a non refundable deposit of USD 45 by Paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) PLUS USD 50 in cash to Juan after his services. Total 95 USD dollars.

Alternatively for the guide services of Juan for half a day (4 hours) = a non refundable deposit of USD 25 by Paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) PLUS USD 30 in cash to Juan after his services. Total 55 US dollars.

This does not include transport, entrance fees or any food & beverage costs.

Testimonials:

“Juan was great. He was friendly, knowledgeable, and very flexible about what my friend Daniel and I wanted to see and do. I highly recommend him.” Richard USA

Juan was a good guide and an intelligent person.” Robert, The Netherlands


Juan Carlos

Juan Carlos is an environmental management specialist. He loves to be in contact with nature and animals whenever possible. He has worked mostly as a teacher which is strange considering that he was very shy when he was younger. However that constant challenge of being in front of an audience forced him to overcome his timid ways. In his free time he also works as a guide showing the highlights of Bogota, especially its huge gay district. He says, “I adore this city!” Interested in the environment, sociology, politics, history, economics and travelling, he thoroughly enjoys having a long and philosophical exchange of ideas. His hobbies include hiking, reading, arts, kayaking, going to museums and exploring his city. A confessed foodie, he loves trying new food. Even the strangest of foods such as snake and beetle larvae, which he had in the Amazon. If you are looking for an intellectual fun guy with his heart attached to the earth, then let Juan Carlos be your guide.

Juan Carlos (JC) is 40 years old, covid vaccinated, is a non smoker and speaks English and Spanish.

Total cost for the guide services of JC for one day (8 hours) = a non refundable deposit of USD 45 by Paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) PLUS USD 50 in cash to JC after his services. Total 95 US dollars.

Alternatively the total cost for the guide services of JC for half a day (4 hours) = a non refundable deposit of USD 25 by Paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) PLUS USD 30 in cash to JC after his services. Total 55 US dollars.

This does not include transport, entrance fees or any food & beverage costs.

Testimonials:

I enjoyed the three days I spent with Juan Carlos. He is such a nice guy. He was always on time. His proposals for visits have been really good. He was well prepared to give information about the tours me made. He always tried to minimize expenditures. In total: I can recommend him for further tours.” – Wolfgang, Germany

Juan Carlos was most accommodating. I admit, I was a bit of a difficult customer and changed the start time of the tour at the last minute. He happily agreed to meet me at the new time. I found him to be a wealth of knowledge about the city of Bogota and his tour was both informative and entertaining. He even remained available via text when I needed information on dining and drinking.” – Richard, USA

Everything was perfect! On time, complete tour, took care of me, very interesting! Very good job.” – Jean Marc, France

Juan Carlos is fun, knowledgeable, and eager to show his travelers why he loves Bogota. He was always on the lookout for our safety and concerns. We had a small problem and he was there to help us solve it. We were his full attention. Juan Carlos took us on an adventure in Bogota and we recommend him when someone needs a great guide..” – Dave & Donny, USA


Jonathan

Jonathon is a linguistic and licenced professional tour guide from Bogota. He first studied tourism and then started his profession since 2015. Then Jonathan also started his Bachelors degree in Modern Languages and Digital Communication. He is passionate about languages and getting to know other cultures. Additionally Jonathan likes to learn about the different mindsets from people across the world. He is very in tune when it comes to offering a private guided tour and will plan one according to your wishes. Jonathan will want to make you feel at home, experience activities like a local, build friendships and hopefully make you fall in love with Bogota. Be sure to book Jonathan and plan your tour together.

Jonathan is 26 years old, covid vaccinated, is a non smoker and speaks English, German and Spanish.

Total cost for the guide services of Jonathan for one day (8 hours) = a non refundable deposit of USD 45 by Paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) PLUS USD 50 in cash to Jonathan after his services. Total 95 US dollars.

Alternatively the total cost for the guide services of Jonathan for half a day (4 hours) = a non refundable deposit of USD 25 by Paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) PLUS USD 30 in cash to Jonathan after his services. Total 55 US dollars.

This does not include transport, entrance fees or any food & beverage costs.

Testimonials:

The time that we spent with Jonathan was magical. He is completely professional, he listened and tailored our program to meet our needs, and he has a delightful personality. With him, we felt that we got to know the real Bogota, its culture, people and food. All of this, plus he is a really nice guy. We highly recommend him as a guide and companion in Bogota. Simply the best.” – Bill, USA

A group of four of us were visiting Bogota from the U.S. for the first time. As a point of contact, I reached out to Holiday Houseboys and arranged a half-a-day private tour in Bogota with Jonathan. I shared with him that we are interested in history, politics, culture, and food. Days before our arrival, Jonathan reached out to me via WhatsApp and phone call to discuss our itinerary. He even offered to make hotel transfer arrangement for when we arrive in Bogota.

On the day of our tour, Jonathan arrived at our hotel right on time. We began the tour with a brief history of Colombia at the Plaza de Nunez. Considered that we only had half a day, he managed to show us quite a few interesting places including the Botero Museum, a local juicer in a market for exotic tropical food and juice tasting, and the colorful La Concordia district. We went to a restaurant for a delicious traditional Colombian meal and we took a short coffee and dessert break at an artisanal cafe. We concluded the day with a surprise activity that Jonathan had arranged for us. He took us to a local pub to play a few rounds of Tejo, a Columbian national sports! We had such a wonderful time.

Travelling, solo from Australia, I came across this website …..best thing I could had done !!

Jonathan, organised the day and sights which proved to be the all important ones for a quick visit, along with this, he was very organised in timing to avoid the crowds which was great .
Personally, with Jonathan I felt relaxed immediately and I felt extremely safe, comfortable, his English was perfect and his knowledge was impeccable, and was his persona ( so much so, I booked him for a second tour).

Cannot rate the holiday houseboy idea enough ……. Best time/ tour I have done for many years .

And for Jonathan a very easy ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ stars !” – Murray, Australia


Above all, Jonathan is kind, polite, and patient. He is eager to share his knowledge and the culture of his country. We thoroughly enjoyed our half-day tour with him. It was a very memorable way to experience Bogota.” – Andrew, USA


Felipe

Felipe is an actor who does tour guiding in his free time, and he loves it. He is a tour guide now for the last 4 years. In addition to showing you the highlights of Bogota, Felipe also knows the gay bars and will be happy to show you them if this is your wish. Indeed Felipe is completely flexible, and wants to ensure you enjoy Bogota with a plan adapted to your requirements. Book Felipe if you want to see gay Bogota.

Felipe is 32 years old, covid vaccinated, is a non smoker and speaks English and Spanish.

Total cost for the guide services of Felipe for one day (8 hours) = a non refundable deposit of USD 45 by Paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) PLUS USD 70 in cash to Felipe after his services. Total 115 US dollars.

Alternatively the total cost for the guide services of Felipe for half a day (4 hours) = a non refundable deposit of USD 25 by Paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) PLUS USD 40 in cash to Felipe after his services. Total 65 US dollars.

This does not include transport, entrance fees or any food & beverage costs.

Testimonials:

I spent two days with Felipe guiding me around Bogota and cannot recommend him more highly! Felipe is an extremely friendly, warm, and knowledgeable guide, with a strong understanding of Bogota and lots of fun local gay knowledge. He’s also a total pleasure to spend time with, and offered me plenty of tips about staying safe as a solo gay traveler who wanted to explore Bogota’s gay scene. Highly recommend booking Phillipe for your trip!” – Anthony, USA

Felipe helped me have a once in a lifetime experience in Bogota. He helped me climb Montserrate, overcoming self doubt. He looked out for me around town like a family member. I trusted him and had no regrets. Highly recommend this kind and knowledgeable guide.” – Michael, USA

I completely enjoyed my time At the Lagoon of Guatavita.  It was extremely helpful that hie is fluent in English.  He is also much fun, humorous and  very thoughtful.  He has a wealth of knowledge about Colombia and Bogotá which I fully appreciated.  Of all the tour guides that I used in Colombia I felt he had the most knowledge and also care for his guests.  I would highly recommend him for any tour service of any type in Bogotá.  He is the best.” – Jeff, USA

My tour of Bogota was enhanced significantly by the guidance of my tour guide Felipe. Nothing was too much trouble and his approach  was very accommodating to my needs. Moreover, Felipe also provided a comprehensive array of pictures – providing memories of the trip.  I always felt totally safe in his hands and highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a great trip.” – David, UK


How To Book A Holiday Houseboy

To book any of our Holiday Houseboys please go to the enquiry form.

Or send an email to info@holidayhouseboys.com.

Alternatively WhatsApp +94-76-630-1069.

Remember a Holiday Houseboy is your gay friendly tour guide who looks after your safety and welfare at all times.

Please note these are guide services and not sexual services.

 

Our other destinations in Colombia are Cali, Cartagena and Medellin.

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Highlights of Bogota


Bogota

Bogota


Bogota is a sprawling city of the Andes in Colombia 2640 metres (8660 feet) above sea-level. That is the 3rd highest capital in South America after Quito in Ecuador and La Paz in Bolivia. Moreover it was also named Santa Fe de Bogota between 1991 and 2000, but thankfully nowadays they drop the Santa Fe.

This Colombian capital  has struggled from a poor image of being a dangerous city. Fortunately through a system of community watches “Comunidad Segura” implemented since 1995, it is much much safer than it used to be. Indeed it is now a bit of a party town with many clubs and bars for all tastes.

Notably one of the most famous museums is Museo Del Oro (Gold Museum). Housing collections from the pre-Hispanic era, it is a must see. It dates back to 1939 and is a testimony to Colombia’s rise in the gold art sector. The exhibition was completely renovated in 2008.

Colombia also boasts the painter and sculptor Fernando Botero whose figures tend to be in large proportions. Not only the men but especially the women. Visit Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica to visit works of his art. So famous are his distinctive sculptures that you may bump into one in other parts of the world, for example outside Barajas airport in Madrid.

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The Spanish have also left their imprint. Apart from their language check out the architecture in Barrio La Candelaria. Albeit other attractions include Plaza de Bolivar and Museo de la Independencia Casa del Florero. In addition there is Capitolio Nacional.

A trip to Bogota would not be complete without visiting one of its markets. For this try Plaza de Mercado de Paloquemao for its local produce. The flower market is also spectacular. Additionally you have flea markets. Such as Mercado de las Pulgas de Usaquen and Mercado de las Pulgas de San Alejo. However if it is crafts that you are after, then do not give Pasaje Rivas a miss.

To fully make the most out of your holiday in Bogota, then contact one of our Holiday Houseboys. Your local  gay friendly guide who will look after your safety and welfare at all times.

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